What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Cartooning 101

Children will learn how to create their own cartoons while they draw along with artist Debi Hamuka-Falkenham's cartoon chalk talk. Debi will share some insights into the life of a professional artist and cartoonist.  For ages 6-12.  Register online.

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Climate Change: The IPCC Report

Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. We only have 11 years left to make significant progress on reducing our carbon emissions. Come learn about climate change, and learn what we can do about it in following programs. Dr. Mitch Wagener teaches climate ecology, entomology, and related courses at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. His research interests include the impact of historical events—such as the Industrial Revolution—on the environment. Please register.

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Finding Treasures in the Genealogy Room

Wednesday, February 13th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. Program Chair Bea Morgan will lead a tour that highlights the resources available in the third-floor Genealogy Room. All welcome.

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Musk Ox & Mammoths & Ground Sloths, Oh My!

Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. Arctic Expert Moki Kokoris will give a talk on these Ice Age animals. Imagine a vast treeless plain filled with vanished beasts... Ice Age Beringia - the land mass encompassing eastern Siberia, Alaska, and Canada's Yukon - was home to a unique mix of animals. Some of them went extinct as the Ice Age came to an end, others roam the Arctic to this day, and one ...

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Flower Arranging 101

Friday, February 15th from 2:00 to 3:00 in the Meeting Room. Sandy Motyka will demonstrate how to turn an ordinary store-bought bouquet into a pleasing arrangement. Tea and cookies will be available. Please register.

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From the Ground Up with Dr Schmid

Thursday, March 7th from 12:30 to 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Dr. Della Schmid's mission is to teach everyone about correct posture during their daily activities, and how simple changes in their sleep or cell phone use can make all the difference in preventing pain. A light lunch will be available. Please register so we know how many to expect.

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The True Meaning of Move It or Lose It

Thursday, February 28th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Sean Fitzpatrick is a Biomedics Trainer and Health Coach. He will lead a discussion on how your mind, nerves, and muscles all work together, and five things you can do to ensure optimal function as you age. Please register.

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Listening Session with the First Selectman re: Senior Center POSTPONED

Wednesday, January 30th at 6:30pm in the Gathering Room on the second floor. This session has been canceled due to the bad weather, and will be held on February 6th at 6:00pm.

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Accordion Stories From the Heart Author Talk and Mini Concert

Sunday, March 24th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. A book signing and mini accordion concert with Angelo Paul Ramunni, author of the recently-published “Accordion Stories from the Heart.” Dedicated to his mother, who informed him at age 10 he would take accordion lessons because it was good, clean and wholesome, Paul Ramunni’s book tells the stories of the ‘very personal history’ of almost 40 accordions, and offers photos of centuries-old and beautifully hand-crafted accordions from around ...

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Ukelele for Beginners

Tuesday, March 5th at 3:30 in the Meeting Room. The ukulele is hot right now! Folks young and old are learning to play this friendly little instrument — and loving it! If you’re one of the many people who thought you would like to give it a try but didn’t want to invest in an instrument, this workshop is for you. In just an hour or so, you’ll be playing simple tunes. You will learn some ...

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All of Us Newtown

As part of the ‘Healthy Community’ movement in Newtown, and as an agent of community cooperation and collaboration, the C.H. Booth Library’s All of Us Newtown project is a program of outreach involving public education about the All of Us Research Program and health information literacy using resources available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Click to learn more!

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EverWonder Brings Science and Engineering to the Library

Saturday, February 16, March 2, April 13 and May 11 at 2pm in the library meeting room, join educators from the EverWonder Children's Museum in Newtown as they explore a new topic each month.  For children in grades K-2. Register online for each program you plan to attend.

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Cuban Art Uncovered: From Havana to the World

ArtScapades returns on Thursday, March 7th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room, to examine the major themes in Cuban art. They will trace the development of art in Cuba from the time of the Spanish colonization through the 20th century, focusing on modern Cuban artists who have achieved international recognition. Artists include Eduardo Abela (above), Carlos Enriquez, Amelia Pelaez, Wilfredo Lam, and Rene Portocarrero. Wine and cheese. Please register.

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Healthy Simple Cooking for One or Two

Thursday, February 21st from 2:00 - 3:30 in the Meeting Room. Sharon Martovich, Certified Nutritionist and Chef, will give a cooking demonstration of a seasonal meal, with suggestions for leftovers and a discussion of alternative options for those with nutritional concerns or allergies. The menu will consist of Baked Mini Turkey Meatloaves with Shredded Zucchini, Baked Sweet Potato Casserole, and Baked Fruit Nachos. There will be samples for tasting at the session, and recipes to take ...

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The Crate: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice Author Talk

Sunday, February 24th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Snow date: March 3rd. This is the intimate story of a gruesome crime that involved the author’s family of Holocaust survivors. In 2010, they discovered a wooden crate, nailed tightly shut and hidden underneath their cherished lake house. They were not prepared for the horrific contents of the crate. The discovery traumatized the family, and dredged up their memories of the Holocaust – of surviving concentration camps, ...

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Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson for ages 2-6

Meets Friday, February 1-March 8 at 11:30 am in the the library meeting room. Music educator, Brad Peterson will lead children in a variety of  musical activities including finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances and stories.   Each session is a fun, fast paced lesson designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development.  Register online for each class you plan ...

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Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time for ages 4-6

Bilingual story time meets Saturday at 1:00 pm:  February 2 & 23, March 2 & 30, April 6 & 27 in the children's story hour room.  Born in Ecuador, instructor Belen Fiallo will introduce children to basic Spanish words through stories, songs and play. Belen has a degree in early childhood education and has written a bilingual children's book called 'Eri's Adventure.' Open to children ages 4-6.  Register online for each class you plan to ...

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Soccer Skills and Drills for ages 3-6

Coach Tony is back!  Soccer skills and drills starts Wednesday, January 9 and runs trough May 29, 4:45-5:15 p.m. in the library meeting room (note the new start time).  Children will learn basic soccer skills while promoting coordination and cooperative play.  Registration required.

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Science Saturday: Gr. K-2

Meets Saturday, January 26 at 2:00 pm. in the library meeting room.  Gayna Swart, MS will lead informative, fun and interactive programs designed to expose children to the most fascinating aspects of science. Every month children will focus on a new topic:  1/26:  Color Chemistry,  2/23: What to animals do in winter?, 4/27: Insects and pollinators,  5/25:  How the sun effects life on earth.   Register online.

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Autism Awareness Film & Discussion Series: Autism in Love

February 7th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. Finding love can be hard enough for anyone, but for those with an autism spectrum disorder, the challenges may seem overwhelming. The disorder can jeopardize the core characteristics of a successful relationship — communication and social interaction. Filmed in a highly personal style, Matt Fuller’s Autism in Love offers a warm and stereotype-shattering look at four people as they pursue and manage romantic relationships. Join us for this ...

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Mindfulness - New Time and Day after 2/14

Prabha Makayee will be meditating every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 in various places within the library. Just check at the second floor desk to find out where. Anyone is welcome to ask her how or to join in.  

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1st Selectmen listening session is ON for 6:30PM today 1/30

Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays. Schedule an appointment in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 203-426-8552, or by email at reference@chboothlibrary.org

Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.




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